Steve Matthews / August 23 at SARATOGA

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $98,000. Post -- 11:35 a.m.

2 Hidden Candy(L) 119 Napravnik 7-x-x Stall, Jr 6-1

1 Prince Bernardini(L1) 119 Prado x-x-x Motion 10-1

3 Marble Falls 124 Alvarado x-x-x Mott 15-1

4 Summit Moon(L) 119 Ortiz 4-x-x Kimmel 12-1

1a Hard to Handle(L) 124 Saez 4-5-6 Matz 10-1

5 Three Alarm Fire(L) 119 Rosario 2-x-x Albertrani 3-1

6 Lucid(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x McLaughlin 8-1

7 Liam's Map(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 5-2

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8 Cosmic Gold(L) 119 Castellano 2-3-x Trombetta 7-2

Three Alarm Fire logged swift pace and final figs in debut. Cosmic Gold tallied solid final fraction when a willing second in last. Liam's Map is training sharply for debut for Pletcher.

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11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $98,000.

1 Incremental(L) 119 Alvarado 6-x-x Stall, Jr 4-1

1a Dispersion(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Brown 4-1

2 Face the Music 119 Rosario 2-x-x McGaughey III 5-2

3 Imperia 119 Maragh x-x-x McLaughlin 8-1

4 The Truth Or Else 119 Luzzi 3-4-x McPeek 10-1

5 Blazing Truth 119 Lezcano 4-x-x Mott 6-1

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6 Tariff 119 Franco 7-x-x Mott 12-1

7 Vogner(L1) 119 Saez x-x-x Lukas 20-1

8 Fowler Avenue(L) 119 Lanerie 6-x-x Schettino 20-1

9 Potthast(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 3-x-x Motion 3-1

The Truth or Else compiled three sharp works since third in last; forward move predicted. Potthast failed to deliver as the favorite in debut; recoups losses? Fowler Avenue was pace and position compromised in debut.

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11/16 Miles. (Inner Turf). 3&up. NY Bred, Allowance. Purse: $90,000.

1 Poliziotto(L) 120 Rosario 4-8-3 Brown 6-1

2 Saltine Warrior(L) 122 Rocco, Jr 7-3-1 Weaver 15-1

3 Ocala Jim(L) 120 Lezcano 2-1-9 Donk 4-1

4 Charity Reins(L) 120 Bravo 2-5-5 Serpe 10-1

5 Sunnysider 120 Hernandez, Jr 9-1-3 Wilson 20-1

6 John Bailey(L) 119 Velazquez 1-5-2 Dilger 5-1

7 Hidden Vow(L) 120 Castellano 3-7-3 Brown 7-2

8 Balderdash(L) 115 Ortiz 6-7-7 Feron 30-1

9 Iced Over(L) 119 Franco 1-3-3 Lauer 15-1

10 Blue Pigeon(L) 115 Ortiz, Jr 4-3-5 Clement 3-1

Ocala Jim makes peak start of form cycle after late-running second in last. John Bailey was a determined winner off the bench last out; dangerous. Poliziotto owns speed and needed last; must consider.

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6 Furlongs. 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $98,000.

1 Bird Humor(L1) 119 Bravo x-x-x Zito 15-1

2 Ludicrous(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Brown 3-1

3 Bridget's Big Luvy(L1) 119 Ortiz x-x-x Englehart 20-1

4 Tap It Off 119 Lezcano x-x-x Albertrani 12-1

5 Frosted 119 Maragh x-x-x McLaughlin 6-1

6 Waging War(L) 119 Rosario 4-x-x Stall, Jr 7-2

7 Bayerd(L) 119 Napravnik 3-x-x Asmussen 5-1

8 Today's Agenda(L) 119 Castellano 2-x-x Dutrow 4-1

9 Lemon Royal(L) 119 Bridgmohan 4-x-x Tarrant 12-1

Lemon Royal hails from profitable second-out stable. Today's Agenda was second to a dominant winner in debut. Frosted compiled sharp work tab for debut; follow the money.

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11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance. Purse: $100,000.

1 Enchanting Lisa(L) 120 Lezcano 8-4-2 LoPresti 4-1

2 Chat(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 3-5-1 Sheppard 5-1

3 Stock Fund(L) 124 Castellano 2-6-4 Martin 6-1

4 Ireland(L) 115 Saez 9-4-8 Lukas 15-1

5 Palace Dreams 124 Ortiz 1-2-8 Duggan 7-2

6 Luna Time(L) 119 Maragh 1-4-x Motion 8-1

7 Funny Money(L) 120 Prado 8-9-1 Klesaris 20-1

8 Strike Accord(L) 124 Alvarado 8-1-2 Kimmel 12-1

9 Divine Luck(L) 120 Velazquez 3-4-3 McGaughey III 3-1

Luna Time moves to grass after earning fast late pace number when winning last; more to come. Palace Dreams was a front-running winner in last and could play out as the controlling speed once again. Divine Luck was a tough-trip third behind a repeat winner last time; very playable.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Allowance. Purse: $100,000.

2 Picozza(L) 119 Velazquez 3-2-6 Pletcher 7-2

1 Dyker Beach(L) 120 Castellano 1-2-2 Jacobson 5-2

3 Santa Elf(L) 120 Franco 3-1-1 Brown 15-1

4 Shatak 120 Maragh 3-1-5 Weaver 8-1

5 Cashmere Cat(L) 115 Lanerie 3-1-1 Romans 12-1

6 Powerful Instinct(L) 124 Castellano 1-4-2 Brown 4-1

7 Excellent Royale 115 Rocco, Jr 5-11-1 Weaver 20-1

8 McIlroy(L) 120 Ortiz 2-8-1 Brown 3-1

9 Wizardly(L) 119 No Rider 4-4-4 Asmussen 7-2

10 Lawyer Jim(L) 120 Albarado 5-1-1 Lewis 5-1

11 Charlie's Picnic(L) 122 Rosario 1-7-6 Hennig 20-1

12 Adirondack Dancer(L) 120 Velasquez 4-4-2 Rice 8-1

Main Track Only

13 Giant Fox(L) 115 No Rider 3-1-6 Gyarmati 4-1

1a Mr. O'Leary(L) 120 Castellano 1-6-4 Jacobson 5-2

Shatak compiled purposeful training tab for first start since January; primed and ready. Lawyer Jim should be tighter in second start since 11-month layoff. Adirondack Dancer packs a potent late kick on 'A' game. Powerful Instinct was a clear-cut winner in last; right in the thick of this.

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance. Purse: $100,000.

1 Dear Mama(L) 121 Castellano 8-2-6 Kenneally 5-1

2 Shayjolie(L) 120 Maragh 8-1-2 Contessa 4-1

3 Pretty Fancy(L) 117 Napravnik 4-2-2 Arnold, II 7-2

4 Predicate(L) 120 Alvarado 2-1-2 Hennig 8-1

5 Cora Mesa(L) 124 Hernandez, Jr 1-2-2 Stewart 20-1

6 Eddy Gourmet(L) 121 Rocco, Jr 3-1-2 McMahon 8-1

7 Whispering(L) 117 Franco 8-7-5 Bush 30-1

8 Madre Ditutticapi(L) 120 Arroyo 3-1-8 Antonucci 12-1

9 Holiday's Jewel(L) 121 Ortiz 7-2-5 Friedman 20-1

10 Divided Attention(L1) 117 Ortiz, Jr 2-4-1 McLaughlin 3-1

Predicate was a hard-charging second in last and should be aided by additional furlong. Divided Attention is training sharply for first start in 293 days for dangerous layoff barn. Madre Ditutticapi owns competitive numbers on best races.

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11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $105,000.

2 North Slope(L) 120 Ortiz 2-3-4 McLaughlin 7-2

3 Brickyard Kitten(L) 122 Velazquez 4-2-1 Dutrow 10-1

4 Bad Debt(L) 120 Castellano 4-7-2 Jacobson 3-1

1 For the Luv of Lil(L) 120 No Rider 1-3-7 Contessa 5-2

5 Seton Hall(L) 120 Hernandez, Jr 5-7-2 Wilkes 8-1

6 Star Channel(L) 120 Lezcano 3-6-5 Kenneally 4-1

7 Shining Copper(L) 120 Napravnik 1-5-4 Asmussen 10-1

8 Dream Man(L) 120 Rosario 2-4-3 Carroll 15-1

9 Royal Blessing(L) 120 Saez 4-4-3 Albertrani 10-1

10 Top Striker(L) 120 Alvarado 6-7-3 Kingsley, Jr 8-1

Main Track Only

1a Conspiracy(L) 120 No Rider 1-3-3 Contessa 5-2

Shining Copper logged wire-to-wire score in first start on Spa sod; pairs up for new barn. Star Channel notched swift late pace fig when a game third in last. Bad Debt owns fast numbers and makes first start since claimed by David Jacobson.

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11/16 Miles. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. THE BALLSTON SPA. (Grade II). Purse: $250,000.

1 Nellie Cashman(L) 118 Boyce 4-3-5 Abbott, III 15-1

2 Centre Court(L) 120 Leparoux 5-5-1 Arnold, II 5-1

3 Abaco(L) 118 Ortiz 4-2-3 McGaughey III 4-1

4 Strathnaver(L) 118 Velazquez 6-2-4 Motion 6-1

5 Dayatthespa(L) 118 Castellano 2-4-2 Brown 5-2

6 Night Song(L) 118 Franco 7-4-1 Tarrant 30-1

7 Filimbi(L) 118 Rosario 1-1-2 Mott 2-1

Abaco fired two half-mile bullets since being pace and position compromised in Grade 1 Diana last out. Dayatthespa will prove very tough on an unchallenged lead. Centre Court packs a powerful stretch wallop on best efforts.

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7 Furlongs. 3yo. THE KETEL ONE KING'S BISHOP. (Grade I). Purse: $500,000.

1 C. Zee(L) 117 Rosario 2-1-3 Zito 10-1

2 Wildcat Red(L) 121 Saez 3-1-18 Garoffalo 4-1

3 Myositis Dan(L) 117 Lezcano 1-3-1 Proctor 12-1

4 Noble Cornerstone(L) 117 Ortiz 1-1-2 Morley 15-1

5 Noble Moon(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 6-1-3 Gyarmati 20-1

6 Fast Anna(L) 117 Velazquez 1-1-x Ritvo 6-1

7 The Big Beast(L) 117 Castellano 1-1-3 Dutrow 5-2

8 Coup de Grace(L) 121 Napravnik 1-1-6 Jones 2-1

Coup de Grace logged pair of 5-furlong bullets since winning Amsterdam last time; more to come. Fast Anna is fast from the gate and could play out as the dominant speed. Wildcat Red should pack amplified kick with cutback to 7 furlongs.

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. THE BALLERINA. (Grade I). Purse: $500,000.

1 Artemis Agrotera(L) 115 Maragh 1-8-5 Hushion 5-1

2 Better Lucky(L) 119 Castellano 1-8-2 Albertrani 4-1

3 Kipling's Joy(L) 115 Alvarado 2-1-2 Wolfson 30-1

4 My Miss Aurelia(L) 115 Velazquez 3-3-3 Pletcher 3-1

5 Willet(L) 115 Rosario 1-2-1 Iselin 6-1

6 La Verdad(L) 119 Ortiz 5-1-1 Rice 7-2

7 Voodoo Tales(L) 115 Franco 1-1-4 Esler 15-1

8 Hot Stones(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 3-1-2 Levine 6-1

9 Geeky Gorgeous(L) 115 Serpa 1-3-4 Lopez 20-1

Artemis Agrotera is 2-for-2 at the Spa and projects as the speed of the speed with aggressive ride. Willet notched swift final figure when a much-the-best winner in last; very dangerous. My Miss Aurelia has trained strongly since solid third in last. La Verdad will prove very tough on a clear lead.

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11/4 Miles. 3yo. THE TRAVERS. (Grade I). Purse: $1,250,000.

1 Commanding Curve(L) 126 Bridgmohan 4-9-2 Stewart 15-1

2 Bayern(L) 126 Garcia 1-1-9 Baffert 2-1

3 Charge Now(L) 126 Alvarado 2-7-1 Mott 15-1

4 V. E. Day(L) 126 Castellano 1-1-1 Jerkens 15-1

5 Viva Majorca(L) 126 Leparoux 4-1-2 Wilkes 20-1

6 Tonalist(L) 126 Rosario 2-1-1 Clement 3-1

7 Wicked Strong(L) 126 Maragh 1-4-4 Jerkens 7-2

8 Kid Cruz(L) 126 Ortiz, Jr 3-1-1 Rice 12-1

9 Ulanbator(L) 126 Hernandez, Jr 5-3-2 Wilkes 30-1

10 Mr Speaker(L) 126 Lezcano 1-5-1 McGaughey III 10-1

Bayern was a front-end winner in Haskell and could enjoy clear lead once again. Kid Cruz could be the prime beneficiary if pace meltdown ensues. Wicked Strong and Tonalist both owns swift numbers on best efforts; contentious Travers.

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11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance. Purse: $100,000.

1 More Than Less(L) 119 Napravnik 6-1-x Asmussen 20-1

2 Can't Explain(L) 120 Alvarado 4-12-4 Kimmel 15-1

3 Invading Humor(L) 124 Castellano 1-1-3 Levine 4-1

4 Fizzy Pink(L) 124 Ortiz, Jr 3-2-1 Brown 5-2

5 Sky Painter(L1) 115 Saez 9-2-1 McLaughlin 3-1

6 Equilateral(L) 117 Franco 6-2-1 Ribaudo 6-1

7 Ear D' Rhythm(L) 120 Maragh 1-11-5 Rodriguez 15-1

8 My One and Only(L) 120 DeCarlo 3-7-5 Milne 50-1

9 Weave(L) 120 Rosario 5-3-1 Motion 8-1

10 Bartiromo(L) 115 Velasquez 7-2-1 Barbara 10-1

Sky Painter gets the meds off the bench and shows a history of firing big efforts when rested. Invading Humor is riding a two-race winning streak; very dangerous. Fizzy Pink was third behind a pair of next-out winner last time; worth long look.

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11/16 Miles. 3&up. NY Bred. Allowance. Purse: $90,000.

1 King Dix C(L) 120 Arroyo 6-8-1 Gullo 50-1

2 Macagone(L) 119 Saez 5-1-6 Wilson 8-1

3 Thurgood(L) 119 Leparoux 1-2-x Clement 7-2

4 Flash Bullett(L) 114 Mejias 6-1-1 Conkey 50-1

5 Morning Calm(L) 115 Castellano 2-10-8 Nihei 3-1

6 Wake Up in Malibu(L) 117 Rocco, Jr 2-2-7 Weaver 4-1

7 Noosh's Tale(L) 115 Rice 6-3-7 Kelly 20-1

8 Toy Cannon(L) 120 Ortiz 4-2-3 Toscano, Jr 8-1

9 Trainingforsuccess(L) 120 Maragh 9-3-7 Friedman 12-1

10 Bluegrass Flash(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 3-4-1 Clement 6-1

11 Prophet's Cat(L) 115 Franco 3-3-8 Sciacca 15-1

Morning Calm is fresh and owns fast late pace figures on best efforts. Bluegrass Flash was victimized by soft flow and tough trip last time; dangerous. Toy Cannon is another that packs strong late kick; must consider. Macagone is a front-end threat on 'A' game.

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